Acts 2:1-4 –“When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly came a sound from heaven…….and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them tongues of fire and sat upon each of them. And they all were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”
Maybe you are like me and this season has been one of intense battle. If so, it is no mistake. This past Sunday was Pentecost Sunday. Two thousand years ago on the day of Pentecost, the promise that Jesus made to send us the Holy Spirit was fulfilled. And He, the Holy Spirit has been here ever since carrying out the will of the Father. On that day when the Holy Spirit was poured out was not some coincidental day. God is very strategic. It was the fiftieth day after Passover, the last day of the Jewish festival Shavuot, the celebration of harvest. All the Jewish population had gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate. This day turned out to be not only a day where the people celebrated the reaping of their harvest but it was the first day of the New Testament church and it was celebrated with a harvest of souls for the Kingdom. Again, God does nothing by mistake. So, this past season has been intense warfare for many of us because you are about to step into an abundant harvest. Whatever you have been in faith for, this is your season to see the harvest of what you have been believing God for!
Perhaps it looks like you cannot win as you will never see change or victory over your circumstances. I want to encourage you because God has a secret weapon for you. In Acts 1:8 Jesus said that He was sending back this secret weapon, “You will receive POWER when the Holy Spirit comes on you.” This secret weapon is the same Holy Spirit that the believers in the upper room received two thousand years ago. The Holy Spirit empowers us to defeat every attack of the enemy.
God has a SECRET WEAPON for you.
This power of the Holy Spirits’ presence was recognized by the believers opening their mouths and speaking in an unlearned language. You must understand that the devil knows every language on earth. But, this new language, the language of the Holy Spirit, he does not know. This new language is given by the Holy Spirit to defeat the power of sin and Satan. It is a unique language – a language Satan cannot understand.
And no, it is not nonsense. It has not passed away. It was not just for the disciples two thousand years ago. “God does not show favoritism”(Acts 10:34). If the disciples needed this gift from God then, we need it as well. God knew what it would take for us to live out His purposes for our lives, so He made available to us this Supernatural power. Our assignment today is of no less importance than theirs was then. This language of the Spirit is not gibberish spoken by crazy fanatics. It is the POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT praying through you, in a language that the enemy cannot decode, cannot destroy, and cannot defeat. Praying in the Spirit (other tongues) brings victory into your battles. Why is this necessary? 1 Corinthians 14:2 says, “For one who speaks in other tongues does not speak to men but SPEAKS TO GOD, for no one understands his meaning, because in the Holy Spirit he utters secret things that only God knows.” The reason that this is so important is that it takes us out of our natural understanding to pray out what the Holy Spirit knows, the will of God. When we pray in other tongues we are not praying to talk to people, you are talking directly unhindered to God. Again, the devil is clueless about what is being prayed, but God is not. This unknown language is your secret weapon giving you the power to defeat the enemy and win your battles.
A language that the enemy cannot decode.
You probably do not know the solution to your problems. You may not know how to win the battle that you are in. But do not despair, pray in the Holy Spirit language (tongues) and the victory is on the way. Because you are praying out the perfect will of God (Romans 8:26,27). My spiritual father who was a very recognized prophet and teacher that God used mightily in the gift of healing used to say that he prayed about 90% of the time in other tongues. And I know that he prayed for hours every day. Because praying in other tongues builds our faith and releases the will of God (Jude 1:20). Even when we cannot see the way to victory, we can pray in other tongues and we are assured that we are praying the perfect will of God. You may be confused, uncertain, perplexed, but when you pray in other tongues, a clear voice goes out to God that God answers to bring about His perfect will.
Praying in other tongues builds our FAITH and releases the WILL OF GOD.
What battles are you facing? Are you feeling defeated by financial problems, addiction, struggles in your family, or relationships? Maybe you have been fighting on your own, in your own strength. The blueprint for victory is through praying in other tongues. It releases the power of God into our lives, it releases the will of God and the victory of God into our lives. Just like the disciples experienced on the day of Pentecost, when we pray in other tongues, we will experience the harvest of God.
My prayer for you today is that if you do not have this Holy Spirit power – that you ask God for this gift. This gift is available to all that ask. If you do pray in the Spirit (tongues), that you will increase your praying and see greater victory.
Pointing people to Jesus,
“On Earth as it is in Heaven!”